Questions and Answers on Life Insurance: The Life Insurance Toolbook by Tony Steuer
Life Insurance Sage Press, August 1, 2010
Paperback, 392 pages, $22.95
Tony Steuer's Site
Do you have life insurance? Do you know how to make your life insurance work for you? In an uncertain financial world, it is imperative to make intelligent, well-informed decisions concerning your assets.
In Questions and Answers on Life Insurance, Tony Steuer uses an accessible Q&A format which educates and empowers readers with the information necessary to craft the best life insurance policy to benefit their lifestyle, needs, and goals.
Life Insurance is like a parachute, you may only need it once, but when you need it, you really need it. And just as important as your pilot, plane, and training are, your parachute is essential to your well being and needs to be packed correctly. In an emergency situation, Life Insurance will be that necessary element that guides you and your family to safe ground.
Originally pubbed through iUniverse, Questions and Answers on Life Insurance has consistently sold 90-100/month with placement on Amazon alone. Now, with the backing of a house, updated materials and full distribution, Steuer's book is poised to take off as the #1 personal finance reference guide among consumers.
Full Press Release:
Questions and Answers on Life Insurance is the definitive resource on life insurance and is the only book of it's kind. Tony Steuer's invaluable advice will safeguard you from unpleasant surprises and unnecessary pitfalls when facing the constant barrage of information from competing life insurance companies.
With twenty years of experience in the life insurance business, Anthony Steuer delivers a practical, one-of-a-kind resource to guide you through the basics--and the finer points--of life insurance and helps you choose the policy that is just right for you and your family. Using a simple question-and-answer format, Steuer covers everything you need to know about life insurance, including how to:
* Differentiate between types of policies
* Find and evaluate a policy and company
* Hire a trusted agent
* Understand the practice of underwriting
* Monitor a policy's performance
So complete is the information in the book, that the appendices offer contact information for all state insurance departments, address some medical issues and how they may affect underwriting options and is offers a glossary of 'Key Life Insurance Terms' which helps demystify the language utilized by the industry.
Selecting a policy isn't easy, but Steuer's guide will help any reader make informed, confident decisions and gain the maximum benefit from life insurance companies. The author has an upcoming article in Men's Health and AARP and is available for additional interviews and guest posts. Please let me know if this is of interest.
Praise for Questions and Answers on Life Insurance: "This easy-to-use life-insurance guidebook...will help readers make informed decisions about what kind of life insurance to purchase and how to monitor their holdings to avoid any nasty surprises down the road. Read in its entirety, the book provides a deep-immersion course....But it's also helpful in addressing the quandary of the moment, from something as basic as whether or not to buy term or permanent insurance to the material knowledge that can be gleaned from insurance regulatory information reports. Steuer lays out pros and cons, demonstrates how you can use mathematical calculations to arrive at a plan that best suits you, brings needs-analysis into play and tenders an array of quick facts that help put issues into perspective...the information is solid."
~Kirkus Discovery Reviews
Texas Tech University has adopted Questions & Answers on Life Insurance for their Masters/Doctoral Program in Personal Financial Planning. Professor John Gilliam, Ph.D., CFP®, ChFC, CLU mentions that: "The students love the simple straight forward nature of your writing. It is easily understood for anyone who knows very little or nothing about life insurance. Your book demystifies what some would considers a very difficult topic to understand."
"Tony's book is my comprehensive life insurance reference. He takes complex topics and breaks them down into plain English. I relied heavily on this book when studying for the CFP exam and continue to use it when I have life insurance questions in my role as a wealth manager." ~Janet Hoffmann, CFA, CFP, Principal - Integral Financial Solutions, LLC
Tony Steuer is a specially licensed Individual Life and Disability Insurance Analyst, of which there are only about 30 of in the state of California. Prior to commencing his own practice in 1995, Tony was an Assistant Vice President with Acordia-Lloyd, a multi-line insurance brokerage. His responsibilities were as a lead on an endorsed life insurance program with the State Bar of California as well as working with Health Insurance Producers and Property and Casualty Producers to assist in developing life insurance programs for their clients.
Steuer has contributed to TheNest.com. He has been quoted in Newsday, appeared on the Wall Street Journal Morning Radio Show, was interviewed on The Prudent Money Show, Your Financial Editor Show, the Larry Shannon Show, and for the AARP and SLATE Magazine.
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Forbes: "Steuer does a fantastic job of explaining complex topics in straightforward language."
Libby's Library News: "Wow - this book answered questions that I didn't even know I had!"
Bargaineering: "While I’ve never looked at any life insurance books, I can’t imagine there’s one out there better than Questions and Answers on Life Insurance by Tony Steuer."
WiseBread: "A knowledgeable, experienced, and unbiased guide in the realm of life insurance is useful for this task and is precisely what I found in Questions and Answers on Life Insurance..."
Mighty Bargain Hunter: "His complete, thoughtful answer to this one question (How much life insurance do I need?) is worth the price of the book. And there are 133 other questions he answers!"